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Beloit College mindset list

Has been published yet again.

I've read one or two of these, years ago, that I thought were interesting and amusing. For the last few years I haven't even understood most of their entries -- and I don't think it's because I'm getting old.

For example: "Classmates could include Michelle Wie, Jordin Sparks, and Bart Simpson."

Um. What?

I will admit to you that I had to google Michelle Wie -- I have never had, and will never have, any interest in golf. But I can't even understand what they're trying to convey with this sentence.

Some entries just show that the list's authors are old. "They grew up in Wayne’s World." Mmm, no, I don't think so. Wayne's World is way too old to be relevant to our new freshmen.

"They have no idea who Rusty Jones was or why he said 'goodbye to rusty cars.'" Me neither, frankly.

I hereby pledge not to read the 2008 edition -- it's just making me cranky.

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